After School Club

Balsall Common Primary School - Newburgh Primary School

This provision is provided for parents who work extended hours and is known as the 'Pathways Kidzone'. The after-school clubs are on school sites with access to school facilities. The clubs are structured, yet less formal than school, with an emphasis on relaxing and playing together. Children are expected to behave with consideration to others and feel a sense of belonging to the group. We encourage a sense of pride in attending and offer at least one planned activity each evening. Children have plenty of choice from a wide range of resources as we want this to be a home from home. A limited amount of appropriate TV or DVD may be watched.

In some of our clubs hot meals are provided at extra costs or included. Where there is no facility to do so, a packed tea can be provided by the parents and a light tea is provided for those booked in after 5.30.

There is a minimum booking of 2 sessions a week in before and after school. Spaces are limited and priority is given to those requiring 5 sessions.

The club has special events throughout the year for example Christmas Party or Circus Skills or a Cinema/ Bowling Trip.

Typical Routine

3.30 - 4.15 Register, drink, fruit and free play (indoors)</b></div>

4.15 - 5.00 Structured and child-led activities- crafts, sports, games, ICT, adventure play, music...  (indoors and out)

5.00 - 5.30  Light tea (provided) or Hot Meal (where available)

5.30 - 6.00  TV, tidy up, outdoor play, stories, table top games... 

The club is very active and the afternoon the only complaint is they don't want to go home!